Mountain Campion - Silene hitchguirei
Lychnis apetala var. montana, Silene uralensis ssp. montana
Taprooted perennial. Stems erect, glandular-hairy, 2–8 cm. Leaves: basal numerous, glabrous to short-hairy, oblanceolate 1–4 cm long; cauline few, reduced, linear. Flowers solitary, erect; calyx elliptic, glandular, purple-veined, not inflated, 7–10 mm long; petals white to pink, the blade 2–3 mm long, shallowly bilobed; styles 5. Capsule opening by 5 slits, equaling the calyx (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus vagans
, Bombus pensylvanicus
, and Bombus impatiens
(Colla and Dumesh 2010).